A brief history of the celebrity baby bump

Pregnancies and celebrities are an explosive combination. The announcement of a high-profile baby on the way invites the kind of intense scrutiny usually associated with presidential elections and sex scandals. Some A-list pregnancies — like when Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco tried to hide her growing bump with her favourite Hermès bag, now officially rechristened the ‘Kelly’ — have been immortalised as pop cultural milestones.

So how has the baby bump transformed from highly protected secret (circa Princess Grace in the ’50s) to international conversation starter à la Beyoncé and Kareena Kapoor in 2017? We trace its evolution.  

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